Mission: To improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. Playworks is a national nonprofit that provides safe, healthy playtime at low-income schools to create a positive environment for teaching and learning. Our highly trained “Coaches” are on the playground fulltime to introduce games designed to build leadership, self-esteem and foster teamwork. As a result, kids return to class focused and ready to learn and teachers can use all class time for teaching instead of resolving conflicts from the playground. Our after-school programs and sports leagues continue to reinforce the valuable lessons learned throughout the school day. Our strategy for rescuing recess and making play a part of every day; improves the entire school climate and has transformed more than 250 schools across the country.